Line Mountain NHS students conduct cleanup at Trevorton recreation site
TREVORTON - Members of the Line Mountain Chapter of the National Honor Society are proving they are not only smart kids, but are concerned about keeping America beautiful.
The honor students completed a major clean-up, paint-up and fix-up project Friday at the Trevorton recreation complex to show their interest in ecology and their pride in the region. That project was one of a number completed recently by the group under the direction of Alan Zelnick, chapter adviser.
Students spent most of the day Friday painting picnic benches, picking up litter and performing other tasks at the recreation site and other sections of Trevorton and surrounding areas.
"It was great to see the interest of these young people taking part in this community service project," Zelnick said. He extended appreciation to officials of PennDOT who supplied gloves and orange safety vests; Angie's Market, Sunoco convenience store and Desantis Distributors, which supplied drinks and ice for the students; and Anthony's Pizzeria, which provided lunch.
Zelnick said the group worked with members of the Zerbe Township Board of Supervisors and the township's police department in carrying out the work, which also included cleanup of litter along Gap Road, the old railroad right-of way extending approximately 10 blocks; and painting of the picnic tables and bleachers.
Zerbe Township police and Trevorton Fire Department assisted by providing safety patrols for the students on Gap Road from Trevorton to the area know as "The Flats."
According to Zelnick, participation by students in a community service project is a requirement for membership in the National Honor Society.